Ordinance No. 02-21
Introduced: February 18, 2021
Public Hearing: March 4, 2021
Calendar Year 2021 Ordinance to Exceed Municipal Budget Appropriation Limits and to Establish a Cap Bank (N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.15a et seq.)
WHEREAS, the Local Government Cap Law, N.J.S. 40A:4-45.1 et seq., provides that in the preparation of its annual budget, a municipality shall limit any increase in said budget to 2.5% unless authorized by ordinance to increase it to 3.5% over the previous year’s final appropriations, subject to certain exceptions; and
WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.15a provides that a municipality may, when authorized by ordinance, appropriate the difference between the amount of its actual final appropriation and the 3.5% percentage rate as an exception to its final appropriations in either of the next two succeeding years; and
WHEREAS, the Governing Body of the Township of Randolph in the County of Morris finds it advisable and necessary to increase its CY 2021 budget by up to a 3.5% increase over the previous year’s final appropriations, in the interest of promoting the health, safety and welfare of the citizens; and
WHEREAS, the Governing Body hereby determines that a 3.5% increase in the budget for said year, amounting to $940,079.67 in excess of the increase in final appropriations otherwise permitted by the Local Government Cap Law, is advisable and necessary; and
WHEREAS, the Governing Body hereby determines that any amount authorized herein above that is not appropriated as part of the final budget shall be retained as an exception to final appropriation in either of the next two succeeding years.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED, by the Governing Body of the Township of Randolph, in the County of Morris, a majority of the full authorized membership of this governing body affirmatively concurring, that, in the CY 2021 budget year, the final appropriations of the Township of Randolph shall, in accordance with this ordinance and N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.14 et seq, be increased by 3.5% amounting to $940,079.67, and that the CY 2021 municipal budget for the Township of Randolph be approved and adopted in accordance with this ordinance; and
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that any amount authorized hereinabove that is not appropriated as part of the final budget shall be retained as an exception to final appropriation in either of the next two succeeding years; and
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that a certified copy of this ordinance as introduced be filed with the Director of the Division of Local Government Services within 5 days of introduction; and
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that a certified copy of this ordinance upon adoption, with the recorded vote included thereon, be filed with said Director within 5 days after such adoption.
Donna Marie Luciani, Township Clerk
TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH
Mark H. Forstenhausler, Mayor
TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH, COUNTY OF MORRIS
ORDINANCE NO. 02-21
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Notice is hereby given that an Ordinance entitled “CALENDAR YEAR 2021 ORDINANCE TO EXCEED THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET APPROPRIATION LIMITS AND TO ESTABLISH A CAP BANK (N.J.S.A. 40a:4-45.14)” was submitted in writing at a regular meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, held on February 18, 2021 and was introduced, read by title and passed on first reading. A Statement of Purpose of the Ordinance is contained below. The Governing Body of the Township of Randolph will further consider the Ordinance for second reading and final passage thereof at their regular meeting to be held on March 4, 2021 at 5 p.m. prevailing time, at the Municipal Building, 502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, New Jersey 07869, at which time and place a public hearing will be heard thereon by the Governing Body and all parties in interest and citizens shall have an opportunity to be heard concerning said Ordinance.
Statement of Purpose of Ordinance
The purpose of the said Ordinance is to exceed the Municipal Budget Appropriation Limits and to establish a Cap Bank for Calendar Year 2021. A copy of the full Ordinance is available to any member of the general public, at no cost, at the Randolph Township Municipal Building, Office of the Clerk, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Donna Marie Luciani, Township Clerk
Township of Randolph
County of Morris, State of New Jersey